Gazania plants are hardy plants with large, brightly colored flowers that commonly grow in poor conditions. They serve as perennials in very hot climates and as annuals in colder, milder climates.
Gazanias are native to South America, are highly resistant to high temperatures and are often grown in areas affected by drought. Their resistance to dry climates results in their often being planted as ground cover in affected areas.
Gazanias grow easily in poor, dry soil and display orange, white, pink and red flowers during mid-summer and autumn. They typically have pointed green or gray leaves, although the colors may vary with different varieties of the plants. They do not require extra fertilization or large amounts of water to stay healthy.